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Top 10 Events To Check Out This July

There are a ton of concerts, plays, outdoor activities, 4th of July celebrations and more, so check out our top Fargo events for July!

Photos special to Fargo Monthly

Since summer is finally now in full swing, get out and experience some great events in the Fargo-Moorhead area! There are a ton of concerts, plays, outdoor activities, 4th of July celebrations and more, so check out our top picks of the month for July!

You can find more events on our Events Calendar.

What are you most excited to check out this July?

#1 Rare Beer Picnic

Rare Beer Picnic

Saturday, July 21 at 4 p.m.

The Rare Beer Picnic is a beer festival focused on sampling the best of this area’s aged, soured, and infused beer. A smaller festival giving the breweries and the guests a more intimate experience.To see participating breweries, go to our website!

W.H. Davy Memorial Park

210 8th St N, Moorhead


#2 WOW (Women on Wheels) Dirt Ride

WOW (Women on Wheels) Dirt Ride

Monday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m.

This ride’s focus is to gather a group of women who want to trail ride together in a group setting. We will alternate riding between the trails we have in the Fargo/Moorhead area. The trail, which we will be riding at that evening will be posted eachMonday morning. Meet at GNBC at 6 p.m.and then will gather in a group at the trail destination at 6:30pm to take off shortly thereafter.

Great Northern Bicycle Company

425 Broadway N, Fargo


#3 4th Of July Celebration At Bonanzaville


Wednesday, July 4

Celebrate Independence Day with Bonanzaville! The day starts off at7:30am with the Vietnam Veterans 5k/10k run/walk. Village activities will run from10am to 5pm and will kick off with a historic shooting of the anvil. These activities include train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, bouncy houses, kid’s crafts, historical children’s games, face painting, a parade at 2pm, and an assortment of live demonstrations. Fireworks show will start at 10:30 pm sharp!


1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo


#4 Cars & Coffee Fargo

Cars & Coffee Fargo

Sunday, July 8 at 9 a.m.

Join us for Cars and Coffee in DowntownFargo! Cars can begin showing up at 9 a.m..Parking areas will be separated from public parking, with the Downtown CommunityPartnership helping park vehicles. We’ll be in the city lot just east of United AutomotiveTech Center! Bring your favorite car, a smile on your face, and help us make this the best automotive season in Fargo/Moorhead ever!

United Automotive Tech Center

308 1st Ave N, Fargo


#5 Trollwood Mainstage Musical, “Hello Dolly!”

Trollwood Mainstage Musical

Thursday, July 12-Saturday, July 14; Wednesday, July 18-Saturday, July 21; and Tuesday, July 24-Saturday, July 28

Join us for our 40th annual Mainstage Musical production attracting thousands of audience members each summer to the beautiful Bluestem Amphitheater for an evening of entertainment under the stars.

Bluestem Amphitheater

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead


#6 Red River Market


Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

Join us at our region’s largest farmers’ market. Shop from more than 40 weekly vendors including produce, hot food, baked goods, pantry, household, art coffee, wine and beer while enjoying live music, kids activities, and more. The Red River Market strives to support small farms and emerging food businesses, to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce, to be a good steward of the planet, and to create a sense of place where all are welcome to gather.

Broadway Garage

409 Broadway, Fargo


#7 Gooseberry Park Players, “Big Fish”

Gooseberry Park Players, "Big Fish"

Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Join Gooseberry Park Players as they share a WHOPPER of a story this summer. “BigFish” is a story of an ordinary man and extraordinary father who tells his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination.But when his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a life-affirming journey that will change them both forever. Big Fish is overflowing with heart, humor and humanity and will leave you with a theatrical experience that is richer, funnier and bigger than life itself!

Minnesota State University Moorhead

1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead


#8 Fargo’s Downtown Street Fair

Fargo's Downtown Street Fair

Thursday, July 19-Sunday, July 21

Hit the streets of downtown Fargo for fine art, unique finds, quality crafts, and tasty food.There is something for everyone!

Downtown Fargo

210 Broadway N, Fargo


#9 North Dakota Senior Games

North Dakota Senior Games

Thursday, July 26-Saturday, July 28

The largest multi-sport event for ages 50 and better is back in Fargo! This year is a qualifying year for the National Senior Games, so register now to join us and compete for your chance to move on and compete on the national stage. The North Dakota Senior Games offers a variety of events ranging from pickleball to swimming to golf – so there’s an event for every interest.


Main Ave and Broadway N, Fargo


#10 Fargo Airshow

Fargo Airsho

Saturday, July 28-Sunday, July 29

The Fargo AirSho is a non-profit organization of 70 volunteer members that have been producing award-winning shows for more than 25 years. The event has become a million dollar production that brings over 30,000 fans from all over the US and Canada to the show at Hector International Airport.The success of the show has allowed the committee to make more than $500,000 in contributions to area organizations, including over $250,000 to the Fargo Air Museum.

Hector International Airport

2801 32nd Ave N, Fargo


#11 Down the Road

Gen X Summer with Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit & Alien Ant FarmFriday, August 3 at 6 p.m.jadepresents.comBluestem Ampitheater801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with Israel NashTuesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.jadepresents.comBluestem Amphitheater801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

CKY/SLAVES with Royal Thunder and Awaken I AmTuesday, August 7 at 8 p.m.jadepresents.comSanctuary Events Center670 4th Ave N, Fargo

Robert Irvine LiveThursday, August 9 at 8 p.m.jadepresents.comFargo Theatre314 Broadway N, Fargo

LeAnn Rimes LovE is LovE Acoustic Tour with TigirlilySunday, August 19 at 8 p.m.jadepresents.comFargo Theatre314 Broadway N, Fargo

Roots On The Red: Trampled By Turtles & Michael Franti plus moreFriday, August 24 at 5 p.m.jadepresents.comBluestem Amphitheater801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

GOOD VIBES with Jason Mraz & Brett DennenWednesday, August 29 at 7 p.m.jadepresents.comBluestem Amphitheater801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Cheap Trick with The RomanticsThursday, August 30 at 7 p.m.jadepresents.comBluestem Amphitheater801 50th Ave S, Moorhead


Written by Jessica Kuehn

Jessica Kuehn is the web editor for Spotlight Media. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a degree in print journalism. When she isn't writing or correcting her and other people's grammar, Jessica is obsessively quoting The Office and reading way too many books.